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Influence of ICT on communication

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´╗┐In the information age, communication has become easier than ever. For example, it is now possible to contact someone on the other side of the world, even in remotest of places using email, mobile phones, social networking sites, video conferencing etc. We can now share our thoughts with the world using blogs, forums, emails, social networking sites etc. It is now possible to contact with old friends, make new friends, share ideas and communicate with people of similar interest using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, You Tube etc. We can take full advantage of blogs and forums by participating in various conversations on many topics and get help from others on many subjects. ...read more.

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We can share our thought on anything from the personal thoughts on an upcoming movie to views on a gadget to comment on an international crisis and share it with people around the world with similar interest. We can capture happy moments on camera or video camera and upload it to social networking sites such as Pinterest that allows sharing photos and on You tube that allows us to upload and watch and share videos with the world. It is possible to share our thoughts on specialist blogs and forums and receive feedbacks from the community. Instant massaging, video chat and video conferencing can be used to connect instantly with people living abroad and with smart phones; it is possible to connect anywhere and anytime, connecting everyone. ...read more.

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The information can be hacked or stole by hackers to be used in malicious purpose. It is possible to use someone?s information to intentionally harass the person or do damage without the affected person knowing. It is always advised to be careful about giving any information on the web because it is very hard to predict what information can be exploited by someone else. It is also advised to never share personal information on the web and to carefully think about whether it is necessary at all to share information with someone else and how much is known about that person. Overall, ICT has improved how we communicate and it is up to us to make full use of it keeping the pros and cons in mind. ...read more.

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